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other taxa within the superfamily Coralliophilidae include Drupa. A genus likewise grouping some coral predators: Latiaxis??n/f?? spp. feeds on gorgonians. Quoyola??n/f?? spp. This genus has a limpet-like shell and feeds externally on stony corals. These snails are sessile, dissolving coral aragonite with acidic secretions from their foot with calcium carbonate which is then added as a scar-like attachment back to the corallum surface as they feed. They never leave their host coral, and probably do not account as a true predator as they maintain the integrity of the host colony, unless many are present. In such cases, loss may be too great for recovery. Q.madreporarum (found on Montipora spp. and pocilloporids), Q.monodonta (preys on Porites spp. such as Porites nigrescens and pocilloporids). Magilopsis??n/f?? spp. an ovoid snails that bore holes into coral tissue. Leptoconchus??n/f?? sp. are endoliths, form tubes which connects to the coral surface; common to Acropora, Goniastrea and Millepora spp. Reliquiecava??n/f?? spp. boring snails, found in associated with stony corals. Magilus??n/f?? spp. snails which bore into corals, uncoiling and then living inside them. Generally more species specific than Leptoconchus spp. M.antiquus has been found associated with several stony corals. Cronia??n/f?? margariticola preys on many species of stony corals. Parviturboides??n/f?? interruptus dominant mollusc on Oculina sp. Rapa??n/f?? rapa imbeds itself in the tissue of Pacific Alcyonacea. Pisania??n/f?? sp. and Rhizochilus??n/f?? sp. are found on living and dead Pocillopora meandrina. Calliostoma??n/f?? javinicum feeds on coral endosymbionts of mussids and agariciids, producing lesions on coral tissue. The parasitic Scalenostoma??n/f?? spp. livies confined within the coral skeleton.

Borneman, 2002; The Coral Health and Disease Consortium: New Information on Coral Disease; Reefkeeping Magazine, the Online Magazine for the Marine Aquarist; Reef Central;
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